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Italian Elective Residence Visa

An Italian Elective Residence Visa is a visa for foreigners including those who are retired or with high self-sustaining incomes and financial assets. These people have chosen Italy as the country of permanent residence and are able to support themselves autonomously. This means without having to rely on employment while in Italy, whether as dependent […]

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Must try foods of Tuscany

There are loads of delicious foods in Tuscany but here are 6 authentic must try foods of Tuscany you can’t miss for a classic taste of this region. Pappardelle with wild boar ragu This dish consists of wide ribbons of pasta in a meaty tomato sauce. It is a staple in Tuscany and found in […]

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5 Italian Customs that Americans Have Trouble Understanding

This video by Italian for Americans covers 5 Italian Customs Americans have trouble understanding. Coffee – Americans tend to drink large coffees and take their time drinking them sitting at a table while Italians drink their small coffees fast and often standing up at a bar. Rules at restaurants – Italian follow an order of […]

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Italian words and phrases related to shopping

Everyone does a little shopping while in Italy. Whether you are shopping for clothes or food, these Italian words and phrases will come in handy. Video courtesy of Italian Made Easy. Manu Venditti, 100% born and bred Italian, polyglot is a real Italian teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching Italian to English speakers. […]

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GRANDMA’S COOKING

Here is a funny bit by Sebastian Maniscalco about Grandma’s cooking in an Italian family. In this stand up act, Sebastian remembers his grandmother’s cooking and what it was like growing up in an Italian family. For more funny videos by Sebastian Maniscalco talking about his Italian family click here.

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Italian Traffic Signs and Words About THE STREET

Whether you are driving in Italy or getting around by foot, these Italian words relating to the street are helpful to know. If you are driving in Italy, knowing the meaning of the Italian traffic signs is a necessity. The first video courtesy of Italian Made Easy introduces words relating to the street. These words […]

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Ferragosto

Ferragosto is a public holiday in Italy and is celebrated every year on August 15th. Ferragosto is a holiday with both Roman and religious roots when most businesses are closed. This holiday originates from the festival of emperor Augustus, who made the 1st of August a day of rest after the weeks of hard work of […]

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All’antico Vinaio

All’antico Vinaio is a legendary panini shop located on 4 premises on Via de Neri in Florence, Italy. Recently, a location in Milan has been opened and 2 pop up shops for a limited time of 30 days were realized in New York City and Los Angeles. All sandwiches at All’antico vinaio are made on […]

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Italian Grocery Shopping Essentials

Italian Grocery Shopping is always a fun time at an authentic Italian market. There are so many different Italian products you will find unlike a regular grocery store. At an Italian market, it’s easy to wander the aisles for hours imagining what you can make with these items you don’t normally find in your regular […]

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Porchetta di Ariccia

Porchetta di Ariccia is made in Ariccia, a town in Rome known for its making of Porchetta. In fact, Porchetta di Ariccia has obtained the recognition of protected geographical indication (PGI)  This porchetta is distinguished by its unique crunchiness of the crust and rosy and tender meat. The meat is only seasoned with garlic, rosemary, salt and black […]

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